SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Wildfires are currently active in the north and east county regions of San Diego, outside of the city. The fires are primarily centered in rural and residential areas and do not pose an impact to visitors to San Diego at this time. All of San Diego’s major attractions including LEGOLAND California, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and the Zoo’s Safari Park are open for business. The region’s beaches, bays and popular tourist areas like Balboa Park, downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla, Coronado and Mission Bay are welcoming guests with open arms. All main highways in San Diego including the I-8, I-5, I-15 and I-805 are clear; however, there are occasional road detours and closures in the immediate residential areas near the fires. Air quality is also normal except for the immediate areas around the fires. The San Diego International Airport is open and operating normally; public transport and rail service like Amtrak and the commuter Coaster service are operating regularly. Conditions can change during wildfires, so guests planning to visit San Diego should check the most current, up-to-date information on the San Diego Tourism Authority’s website, www.sandiego.org, as their travel approaches to the region. The following resources are also available to the public providing up-to-date information on all aspects of the wildfires’ impact across San Diego, including road closures and air quality in specific areas of the region:
- San Diego County Emergency: http://sdcountyemergency.com
- 211 San Diego: http://211sandiego.org
- CalFire (CA.gov): http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current?pc=5&cp=0
- San Diego Air Quality: http://www.sdapcd.org/air/forecasts/otoday.html
- Text Messaging Alerts from local agencies: http://local.nixle.com/register/
The San Diego Tourism Authority’s International Visitors Information Center (IVIC) is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm PST and can be reached by calling 619.236.1212 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitors planning travel to San Diego can also contact IVIC for inquiries.